Winner of the Irish 2000 Guineas, St James’s Palace and Sussex Stakes, Canford Cliffs was due to run in last weekend’s Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.
However, an unsatisfactory scope forced his withdrawal and trainer Richard Hannon indicated that the son of Tagula would not run again this year.
While the trainer would rather focus on Canford Cliffs’ four-year-old career now, the colt’s owners want to look at the remaining foreign options this term.
“The owners seem keen to have another run, though there is nothing left for him in Europe, so I suppose if he does go again they will be looking at the Breeders’ Cup Mile in Kentucky as well as Japan and Hong Kong,” said Hannon.
“If they decide against travelling him this year, we’ll pack him up until next season.”